I was asked recently by someone I greatly admire and respect, “Wouldn’t you rather plan for risk than react to the circumstances that befall your project?”
At the time I was stumped. Yes I guess I would, but we can’t see everything can we? At least I can’t.
In reflection my answer is: I would rather do both. See and plan for those risks I know and use a daily scrum-like meeting to capture what I cannot plan for.
What are your thoughts?
70% planning and 30% reacting, more or less